Hawthorne Country Day School is a 12-month program. HCDS operates on a regular school schedule with a six-week extended school year program. Summer program includes swimming lessons in our on-site swimming pool. Admissions is on a rolling admissions basis dependent on availability.
Self-Direction, Day Habilitation Program and Group Home admissions is dependent on availability and/or appropriate space.
Hawthorne Country Day School:
The admission process can start with a phone call, an email, or receipt of a referral. Typically, students are referred to the Hawthorne Country Day school through a district referral. The referral usually consists of a formal referral letter from child’s district along with current IEP, school reports and evaluations.
Once a referral is received and reviewed by admission committee, the family is invited to meet the program coordinator and/or a senior teacher to tour the program. During this interview process the parents/guardians get to visit some of our classrooms and meet some of our teachers and related service providers. During this visit the senior teacher will do some informal assessments in a classroom with the potential student.
Day Habilitation/Vocational Training, Fiscal Intermediary and Group Homes (IRAs):
Day Habilitation - Typically, we receive referrals from Care Coordinators and parent/guardians. An interview is set up to meet the potential individual. Our Day Habilitation Coordinator meets with the family and/or care coordinator to discuss our program. Applicants are invited to spend time visiting the program to ensure we are a good fit.
Group Homes – referrals are requested from Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Admissions committee reviews the referrals for the appropriateness of the opening in the home. A call is then placed to the Care Coordinator/Parent/Guardian to set up interview and home visit.
Please contact Ann Marie Babcock, Admissions Coordinator at (914) 592-8525 x3165 or email@example.com.
FI/Self-Direction - Interested families can contact Kathy Williams at (914) 999-3132 x5012 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Care coordinators and support brokers can also contact our FI department on behalf of interested families and individuals.